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When someone on social...

When someone on social security dies, what needs to be done to report it?

Accountant's Assistant: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.

My ex-husband passed away recently and his son is the next of kin. I personally cannot do anything but I am trying to get info for his son on what he needs to do.

Accountant's Assistant: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?

Not that I know of.

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You cannot report a death or apply for survivors benefits online.

Social Security should be notified as soon as possible when a person dies.

In most cases, the funeral home will report the person’s death to Social Security. You should give the funeral home the deceased person’s Social Security number if you want them to make the report.

If you need to report a death or apply for benefits, call 1-800_772_1213 (TTY 1-800_325_0778). You can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 AM and 7 PM Monday through Friday. You can also contact your local Social Security office.

An appointment is not required, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting to speak to someone.

Let me know your zip code - and I will find a local SSA office serving your area.

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Let me know your zip code - and I will find a local SSA office serving your area.

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